Thompson Creek (Ararat River tributary) facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsThompson Creek
|Other name(s)||Tributary to Ararat River|
|Main source||Pine Creek divide
about 1 mile southwest of Bell Spur, Virginia
2,600 ft (790 m)
|River mouth||Ararat River
about 0.5 miles west of Belair Springs, Virginia
1,520 ft (460 m)
|Length||2.31 mi (3.72 km)|
|Progression||west then generally south|
|River system||Yadkin River|
|Basin size||1.44 square miles (3.7 km2)|
|Bridges||Jar Gap Lane (x3)|
Thompson Creek rises on the Pine Creek divide in Patrick County about 1 mile southwest of Bell Spur, Virginia. Thompson Creek then flows west and makes a turn south to join the Ararat River about 0.5 miles west of Bell Spur.
Thompson Creek drains 1.44 square miles (3.7 km2) of area, receives about 55.8 in/year of precipitation, has a wetness index of 258.12, and is about 76% forested.
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